Portales past: Dec. 29, 1947

Dec. 29, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Miss June West, instructor in English at Eastern New Mexico College, went to Denver and spent the remaining holidays with friends there.

Angels sent by God to watch over us

Joan Clayton The approaching holidays remind me of the angels who brought the “good tidings of great joy” to the shepherds in the field. (Luke 2:9-13). Many references about angels are found in the Bible. They can be traced from Genesis to Revelation. Angels are supernatural beings sent by God. They are God’s messengers. Psalm [...]

City employees make up for lost time

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By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico With back-to-back three-day weekends, city offices are playing catch up after the holidays. Christmas and New Years Day fell on Friday this year, resulting in three-day weekends for many city workers. Public safety officials were still working or on call but most officials had the extra time to spend [...]

Working holidays part of first responders’ job description

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Christmas and New Year’s holiday may be a long weekend for many this year, but not for some dedicated professionals. Work doesn’t take a holiday when it comes to public safety. Area fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies will be operating as they would any other day. “It [...]

Hospital board shows profit

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt General Hospital is showing a $656,000 profit, but revenues are down for December. Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens told the hospital board Tuesday the holidays are hard on the hospital revenue. “Nobody wants to pay their bills during the holiday season,” Stevens said. Stevens said expenses for the hospital were normal. [...]

Editorial: Holidays takes root in trimph over powers

Easter and Passover, signal celebrations in Christianity and Judaism, are linked through the calendar and through long tradition. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that they show other kinships, including some that might be surprising to some who are merely passive believers. The most striking similarity is that both holidays represent liberation from and triumph [...]

Officials stress winter safety precautions

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Winter brings holidays, parties, cold temperatures — and safety issues. Fires, burglaries and purse snatching, and spoiling food at parties can cause problems, but steps can be taken to protect yourself and your family. To prevent fires, keep ashes cleaned out of fireplaces or wood-burning stoves away from anything [...]

Christmas on the house

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By Clarence Plnk: PNT Staff Writer Families breaking bread during the holidays has been a tradition for centuries. They sit around a table enjoying each other’s company and are grateful for their blessings. Another tradition took place in Portales on Christmas Day at El Ranchos Restaurant as the Garcia Family served lunch to the community. [...]

Dec. 21, 2008 Portales Junior High News

Basketball begins new yearWhile most students are celebrating the holidays, the basketball teams will be staying in shape for games the first week of 2009. Thursday, the seventh-grade boys’ and girls’ “B” teams host the Floyd Broncos. Saturday, all four of the girls’ teams are in both of our gyms playing Ruidoso while all four [...]